Junior Development Programs
Under the leadership of Director Of Tennis, Shikha Singh and Junior Tennis Coordinator, Patrick Derr, we are pleased to offer our Junior Development Programs at the Racquet Club of St. Petersburg.
PHILOSOPHY: Our aim is to offer tennis skill development with an emphasis on rallying in a live-ball setting as young as readiness allows. Our program represents "game based learning" which teaches skills in context with the way the game of tennis is played. We are excited to offer the new "Quickstart" system with equipment scaled down in size for the benefit of your children's success and fun with tennis at an early age.
At the highest levels, our emphasis will be on drilling patterns of play, using strategies and tactics in match play situations, incorporating coping strategies for mental toughness under pressure, and physical conditioning for a complete competitive player.
At every level, our goal is to provide an atmosphere of learning combined with appreciation and enjoyment of tennis and physical activity!
We offer the following choices for your child:
YOUTH: ages 6-11 with an emphasis on fun, rallying, and skill development. This group is offered twice a week.
TUESDAY & THURSDAY 3:30-4:30 PM
FUTURES: Not quite "match tough" but middle school age and high school (11 - 17) children with the passion to play in high school. This group is offered twice a week.
TUESDAY & THURSDAY 4:30-6:00 PM
TOURNAMENT: This program is geared for tournament level players of all ages who are dedicated to training for competitive play. Players must demonstrate competency in stroke fundamentals and have achieved a high level of consistency in match play. This group is offered three times a week.
MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, 4:30-6:00 PM
RACQUET CLUB OF ST. PETERSBURG ATTN: Jr Dev
170 47TH AVENUE NE
ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA 33703
Summer Junior Tennis 2024 Camp
Join us for weekly camp sessions with development of tennis skills, drills, match play and games on court. Our goal is to make learning and improving tennis FUN! Campers will be on the court from 9-11:30 am, followed by lunch [provided], swimming pool activities and more tennis. Please bring a swimsuit and sunscreen. Camp Time: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
AGES: BOYS AND GIRLS 5 - 16
LEVEL: BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED
DATES: 12 WEEKS, 2024 Dates TBD
The Summer Junior Tennis Camps are a small part of our overall Junior Development Program. We offer group instruction for beginners to competitive players throughout the year.